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San Antonio (January 11, 2012) ⎯ BioMed SA, the non-profit organization charged with promoting San Antonio's healthcare and bioscience industry, today announced its newly elected officers and Executive Committee (EC) for 2012.
Re-elected for a second term as EC Chair was Kenneth P. Trevett, President and CEO of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute. Trevett joined the EC in 2008 and succeeded former San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros as EC Chair in January 2011.
Newly elected EC Vice Chair is Dr. Robert W. Gracy, Vice President for Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Gracy previously chaired BioMed SA's Julio Palmaz Award Committee and led the newly formed Infectious Disease Subcommittee.
Returning for another term as EC Secretary/Treasurer is Richard Perez, President of The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber launched BioMed SA in 2005 under the volunteer leadership of Henry Cisneros.
In recognition of Cisneros' pivotal role in founding and leading BioMed SA for its first five years, the BioMed SA Board created a new ex officio seat on the EC for the Founding Chair at its Annual Meeting Breakfast in December 2011.
Newly elected EC members for 2012 are Phyllis Browning, Walt Downing, Phil Faris, Jelynne LeBlanc-Burley, Jeff Ruiz, and John Strieby. They join returning EC members Dr. Louis Agnese, Dr. Steven Davis, Dr. Randy Goldsmith, Dr. William Henrich, Dr. Bruce Leslie, Col. Mary Ann McAfee, and Kevin Moriarty, along with ex officio members Mayor Julian Castro, Judge Nelson Wolff, John Wisniewski, Perez, and Cisneros. (See http://www.biomedsa.org/leadership for the organizations and sectors these individuals represent)
ABOUT BIOMED SA
BioMed SA is a non-profit, membership-based organization, supported in part by the City of San Antonio. Its mission is to accelerate growth of San Antonio's biomedical sector, create regional economic benefit, and contribute to the health of San Antonio and beyond by establishing San Antonio as a leader in healthcare and bioscience. The city's healthcare and bioscience industry has added approximately 33,000 net new jobs over the past decade, significantly fueling San Antonio's growth and employing one out of every six members of the city's workforce. As America's seventh largest city, San Antonio is a community that embraces science and medicine. Its vibrant health care and bioscience industry, a dominant force in the city's economy with an annual economic impact of $24.5 billion, combines unique assets and a diversity of resources with a collaborative spirit that is making a global impact on science and health. More information available at www.biomedsa.org